Water Violations Predominately Impact Low-Income And Rural Americans

Water violations are most often given to water systems serving low-income and rural areas.  These violations are often indications of problems that will affect the health of those served by the water system and indicate the…

The US Water Crisis You Haven’t Heard About

Many Americans are currently experiencing a clean water crisis and you likely haven’t heard about it.  The public perception of water crises rarely extends beyond Flint, MI, or Capetown, SA.  While these cities have experienced and…

A More Sustainable Lifestyle – By Kids

The ultimate solution to humanity’s numerous environmental problems is to develop a culture of sustainability.  A model for how to better incorporate sustainable practices in to our lives is now coming from an unexpected source –…

The Danger of Chemical Floods

Over 2,500 sites that handle toxic substances are in flood-prone areas, with 1,400 of these sites located in areas at high risk of flooding. As Huricane Harvey showed in Houston, flooding in locations with a high…

Keystone Continues, Despite Warning Signs

Last week, the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline that, although approving an alternative route, cleared the final regulatory hurdle in a multi-year fight against the pipeline. The decision to…

Addressing Lead From Airplanes

Although lead was removed from automobile and other transportation in the late 90’s and there is no safe limit for exposure to lead, airplane fuel still contains lead. In fact, lead from airplane fuel is the…

Regenerative Agriculture to Combat Poverty?

Poverty has long been a topic of discussion in political spheres, and the ideas proposed to combat poverty are far too numerous for this post. However, one recently discussed idea not only reverses poverty but also…

Offshore Wind: A New Habitat?

A new study examining offshore wind turbines in the North Sea has found that these turbines increase biodiversity in their regions by providing a habitat for keystone species. Specifically, these turbines provide a habitat for the…

Life Without Electricity

Can you imagine living life without electricity? Food storage, communication devices, and other essentials for daily modern life depend on electricity. Yet, Puerto Rico continues to lack electricity, with 79% of the island without power over…

Hurricanes and Toxic Waste

What happens to toxic waste and other chemical pollutants after a hurricane? A more fundamental question is what happens to all debris after a hurricane? If you place waterlogged wood, drywall, metal, oil, and other debris…